A complicated category in a banner year for documentaries with precursor wins going to films not even nominated. PGA and DGA went to Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Three Identical Strangers, respectively, but Free Solo came out on top at BAFTA.
I can see RBG getting a lot of votes for its topicality and as a politically motivated choice but Free Solo is the more popular doc and everyone in the Academy gets to vote. I’m betting it’s going to be very close.
|1. FREE SOLO – Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (BAFTA)|
|2. RBG – Betsy West, Julie Cohen|
|3. MINDING THE GAP – Bing Liu|
|4. HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING – RaMell Ross|
|5. OF FATHERS AND SONS – Talal Derki|
|BAFTA – British Film Academy Awards|